Re-elected Mayor Kasim Reed moves fast on agenda

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ATLANTA (AP) -- In claiming a second term, Mayor Kasim Reed is moving quickly to lay out his agenda for the next four years and setting aside any speculation, for now, about running for higher office.

Reed said Tuesday night that he's ready to get to work on his top goals of increasing the city's reputation as a logistics hub, repairing roads and helping startup companies flourish.

Unofficial election results show the 44-year-old easily beating three challengers who had little money and name recognition in Tuesday's nonpartisan election. Reed has pledged to complete his next four-year term.

Reed is a former state lawmaker perhaps best known outside the city for his strong support of President Barack Obama and his working relationship with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on issues including economic development and transportation.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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